On November 28, 1773 the Dartmouth was the first of three ships to dock in Griffin's wharf in Boston. The tax on the tea had to be paid within 17 days and a deadline of december 17.
On monday November 29, 1773 A meeting was called at the Faneuil Hall to discuss The " Tea Crisis". SO many people showed up that they had to relocate the meeting to The Old South Meeting Hall. The Boston Committee of correspondence and the Sons of Liberty organized that meeting along with Samuel Adams , who is the leader of both groups.
On the morning of december 16, 1773 the final meeting at the Old South Meeting House was taking place.5000 people gathered for the meeting. the Sons of liberty made a plan to destroy the tea while disguised as mohawk indians.